Where and when was St Patrick born?
Was St Patrick Irish or Italian?
Born of Roman parents, Ireland’s beloved patron Saint Patrick was technically Italian!
Where did St Patrick come from?
What language did Saint Patrick speak?
Language and literature
It has been claimed, by scholars both medieval and modern, that St Patrick spoke Brittonic. We know that he could write good Latin, but he called it lingua aliena, “a foreign language”.
Did St Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland?
Legend tells it that in addition to introducing Christianity to Ireland, St. Patrick banished all the snakes from the Emerald Isle, chasing them into the sea from atop a cliff where he had undertaken a 40-day fast.